Sensor Package for Bottom Water Environmental Measurements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1246
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-35
Amount: $288,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.3.4
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Small Business Information
PO Box 187, 126 Ridge Road, Lansing, NY, 14882
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Johnson
 VP for Research and Development
 (607) 533-3531
Business Contact
 Eric Johnson
Title: VP for Research and Development
Phone: (607) 533-3531
Research Institution
Monitors that are currently used to periodically record bottom water temperatures cannot be read by the lobstermen who use them. In addition, current monitors make no provision for recording changes in depth if they are redeployed in a different location. The specific aim of this proposal is to develop a sensor that will measure water temperature and pressure hourly and will be readable by a radio frequency (RF) signal from a standard hand-held computer. Data will be immediately available for graphical display by the user. The sensor will be designed for minimal power consumption, to provide extended batter life, and will be recharged by RF induction, allowing the unit to be completely and permanently sealed.

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